HAAPANIEMI, Mrs Elina Helsinki,
FCI:Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs), Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs, Spitz and Primitive types
Elina has been involved with dogs since the age of 12, an active member of the Finnish Rottweiler Club, Founder and Chairperson of the Finnish Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club and currently Honorary President. She has also been a member of the Finnish Kennel Club Judges' Sub-committee, Chairman of the Finnish Kennel Club Breed Standards Committee and has been awarded the Silver Medal of Honour of the Finnish Kennel Club. She is also a member of the English Kennel Club. She currently works as PA to the Head of the Helsinki University Central HospitalOphthalmological Clinic. She has awarded CC's in England for Bouviers, Briards, Bullmastiffs, Dalmatians, Giant Schnauzers, Maremmas, Newfoundlands, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pyreneans, Rottweilers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Tibetan Terriers. She has judged in all Scandinavian countries and Belgium, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Trinidad, Canada, Switzerland, UK, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She has judged Best in Show at All-breeds level in Belgium, Finland, Sweden, and Holland, Her specialist breeds are Rottweilers, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, and Shiba Inu. She has owned an All-breed Best in Show Rottweiler, bred numerous champions and two world winners in Pyreneans, as well owning several champion Shibas. Elina judged at Crufts in 2009 and again in 2010.